NC DOT to build bridge at casino site

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

The North Carolina transportation department has awarded a contract to build a bridge to the site of a casino under construction in Cherokee County.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the bridge is being constructed just off U.S. 19-23-74 east of Murphy.

The transportation department says construction is to begin next month and should be finished by mid-November.

The agency will later award a contract for a road near the casino.

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians broke ground on the casino in October. The casino and a hotel are expected to create 900 jobs.

The new complex is about an hour southwest of the tribe's larger casino and hotel in Cherokee.